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Industrial chandeliers illuminate the area with beige walls and checkered flooring. It has a natural stone staircase in the middle dressed in royal blue runners that serves as the focal point of the space.
Bifurcated staircase fixed on an open archway features gold balustrade lined with dark wood handrails. It includes a classy red carpet that runs along the steps complementing the benches on the sides.
A traditional entry with a gorgeous staircase dressed in floral patterned runners. It features wrought iron balustrade accented with gold and lined with ornate stringers.
Mediterranean staircase illuminated by a luxurious chandelier boasts ornate railings and wood treads topped with patterned black runners.
A vintage chandelier that hung from a coffered ceiling lighted the grand foyer staircase. It has wrought iron balustrade fitted on the steps that complement the hardwood flooring.
Transitional staircase decorated with wall art frames mounted on the white wall and built-in shelves with displayed dinnerware underneath. It is accompanied by a black round table surrounded with gray tufted chairs.
Luxurious staircase wrapped in green patterned stair runners and illuminated by scattered recessed ceiling lights.
Bifurcated staircase with ornate balustrade against the orange wall. It has built-in storage underneath and a glass top table that sits on a vintage rug in the middle.
An angled view of a rich wood staircase with gold linings fitted on the blush walls in this grand foyer.
A stunning staircase fixed on white wainscoted walls with wood treads dressed in cream diamond patterned runners.
Grand staircase illuminated by a gorgeous chandelier that hung from the tray ceiling. It has white marble steps that complement the flooring covered with gray carpet.
Marvelous staircase in a grand foyer covered in gray patterned carpet and fitted against the stone brick wall. There’s a round table in the center sitting on a rug over black marble tiled floor.
Bifurcated staircase designed with a blush patterned wallpaper along with a grandfather clock and piano. It is fitted with a french door and lighted by a lovely chandelier.
The traditional staircase features ornate iron spindles topped with dark wood handrails. It has wooden treads against white risers with a running gray carpet.
Bifurcated stairs are commonly used in the entrance halls of public buildings. A bifurcated design has two flights of stairs with separate railings and balustrades. A landing at the top of these stairs breaks the climb and leads to two separate sections of the upper floor.
Some bifurcated staircases don’t end at the landing. Instead, they lead to two more sets of stairs, to the left to the right, which leads to separate sections of the upper floor.
Can You Build a Bifurcated Staircase in Your Home?
These grand staircases take up a lot of space and won’t fit in most small or medium-sized homes. Bifurcated staircases are appropriate for large homes or beachfront properties with expansive ocean views.
There are smaller versions of bifurcated staircases which feature a small number of steps and are suitable for smaller homes. These truncated designs can lead from a living room to separate hallways and may be perfect for shared homes when privacy is important.
Take a look at photos featuring bifurcated staircase design ideas if you have a large home or are in charge of remodeling for a commercial building. We add new photos on a regular basis.
Types of Bifurcated Staircases
Bifurcated staircases don’t necessarily need to be ornate; many of them have modern attributes like metal balusters and handrails. Transparent floating treads may be made of Lucite or glass and bordered by solid metal plate instead of a railing and balustrade.
Modern bifurcated staircase designs can also be used with features such as a tray, or recessed ceiling. The staircase and landing help show off an upper floor ceiling and turn it into a focal point.
This curved Mid-Century bifurcated staircase has carpeted treads and risers. The carpet, railing, and spindles matched the colors of the diamond-shaped design on the floor that leads to the dining room.
Unsurprisingly, many Victorian homes have bifurcated staircases. The staircases are usually made of hardwood, and may or may not have patterned carpet or rug runners over the treads and risers. Newels are usually curved with painted spindles or wrought iron balusters holding up the railing. Chandeliers often hang above the landing at the top of the stairs.
Do you want some over-the-top inspiration? Check out a majestic Mediterranean-style home with large archways on the second floor. The design is enhanced by a bifurcated staircase with wide hardwood stairs and a patterned red rug runner. A gold-patterned balustrade is a luxurious match to the opulent pillars on the side of the staircase.
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